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Dr. Homer Rice

February 20, 1927 – June 10, 2024

Homer represented the best qualities of a leader, teacher and friend.

As a leader he lived his truth. He was clear of his beliefs and they have become a reality. Total Person Education has found its place in athletics. He modeled the process of being self–motivated. He had the inner–strength to be in charge of his attitudes, feelings and actions. He was impeccable… always.

As a teacher, he was positive, reassuring, and amazingly clear and confident. He listened and gave feedback that was both helpful and extremely accurate. His presence transformed our time together into a vibrant, engaging learning environment that inspired me to want to reach my full potential. His unwavering dedication to my growth left an indelible mark on my life.

As a friend, he cared. He interrupted his fly fishing in Montana to respond to my request for a review of my transcript on Focus & Fitness. Despite being immersed in the tranquility of nature and his favorite pastime, he prioritized our friendship and my need for his input. His willingness to set aside his own leisure and attend to my request demonstrated the depth of his commitment to our relationship. His act of kindness and attentiveness reaffirmed the value he placed on our friendship, making me feel truly blessed to have him as a part of my life.

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Homer, I’m grateful to had you as a model, a super teacher and a very kind and loving friend.

Aloha and Mahalo,

Brad Yates

Ga Tech ‘65

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